Jose Mourinho confirmed he is quitting Porto to move to the Premiership and also confirmed that Chelsea have made him an offer to become their new manager.
Mourinho’s Porto beat Monaco 3-0 in the Champions League final on Wednesday but despite the success, he will now move to England.
“I would really like to accept Chelsea’s invitation,” said Mourinho.
“It will be decided in the next few days when I tell Porto’s management of my intentions but the two clubs have talked,” he told Sport TV.
“One club had a serious conversation with my agent and a small conversation with me. I have given my word to them and I will not change my mind.
“My agent was involved in a few conversations. I want everything to be done right.
“I will speak to the Porto president and I hope he respects my wish to leave.
“There is one club I give my word to and one I would like to go to and this won’t change even if I get other situations because we have won the Champions League.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have yet to inform current manager Claudio Ranieri that his position is up for grabs. The club’s chief executive Peter Kenyon claimed yesterday that ‘Claudio Ranieri is our manager.’
Mourinho will leave Porto on a high having taken the club to successive European triumphs. Indeed Porto became the first club since Liverpool in 1976 and 1977 to win the Uefa Cup and European Cup in successive years.
“We made history but I have to keep working and try to get success in my next step,” said Mourinho.
“This is the best way to finish my career with Porto. In two-and-a-half years we have won everything.
“The club was sleeping a little bit two-and-a-half years ago, and it has woken up very, very well.
“I am very proud in what we did but the time to leave has arrived.”